BHOPAL: Even as Shri Rajput Karni Sena patron Lokendra Singh Kalvi claimed that they neither support Congress nor BJP, he in indirectly said that whether he contests or Digvijaya Singh from Bhopal Lok Sabha seat , it makes no difference. The Karni Sena leader said that he wanted to contest from Bhopal but since Digvijaya Singh, who hails from Rajgarh – which he (Kalvi) considers as his own village- has been made Congress candidate, he would not be in poll fray now.
“Mai chunav lad raha hu (I am fighting the elections)”, said Kalvi vaguely stating that it’s one and the same whether Digvijaya fights or he. Kalvi was addressing Karni Sena’s state level convention at BHEL Dussehra Maidan on Sunday. Meanwhile, the Digvijaya Singh gave convention a miss and instead chose to attend Brahman Samaj function at Bittan Market.
Addressing the gathering, Kalvi said that Karni Sena would neither supports BJP nor Congress, and would continue to fight for 10 per cent job reservations for economically backward class in the country. “We are also not against Dalit reservations but there should be no injustice to other economically backward class people. If any Dalit support my stand on reservations, we will support Dalit. All are equal in our eye.10 per cent reservation for economically backward class should be on Guajrat pattern in the country and Karni Sena will have it,” said Kalvi.
He informed that a few days back the office bearers had met Chief Minister Kamal Nath and raised the sought implementation of 10 per cent reservation for economically backward class in Madhya Pradesh on Gujarat pattern. “Chief Minister assured that it would be implemented after General elections and we would wait and if it is not implemented then we will come again to Bhopal for bigger congregations on June 15,” Karni Sena patron added. “Though we have nothing to do with politics but during the assembly elections, political parties understood our strength. We played major role in voting out BJP government in three states so we have made our presence and strength felt,” he added.